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Generation Engineer II or Senior

Location: Cheyenne, WY, United States
Job ID: 34465
Date Posted: Oct 24, 2022
Salary: $78200 to $144400 Annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

Provide technical engineering support to the Power Generation Department to ensure safe reliable operations. Monitor, evaluate, troubleshoot, and take corrective action on plant electrical and control functions.  Manage assigned projects.

SALARY RANGE/GRADE: Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.

  • Generation Engineer II: $78,200 – $117,300
  • Generation Engineer Senior: $87,600 – $144,400

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:  Manager, Generation Engineer 

LOCATION: Cheyenne, Wyoming

  • A comprehensive relocation package is offered for this position! Details about this package will be shared during the interview and offer process.


  • Independently plan, design, manage, and provide engineering oversight for major capital and O&M projects.
  • Create detailed engineering reports, drawing packages, cost estimates, specification, bid documents, and material list for assigned projects.
  • Anticipate and solve a range of problems using standard procedures.
  • Adapt and contribute to department goals and priorities to address business and operational challenges.
  • Maintain a successful partnership with Power Generation facilities.
  • Assist in preparation of annual Strategic Plan, Capital and O&M budget.
  • Provide engineering support to cross-functional teams.
  • Participate and lead continuous improvement initiatives to improve process and standards.
  • Knowledge of power generation equipment, standards and specifications.


  • Partners internal customers and external vendors. 
  • Maintain a positive professional working relationship with internal and external customers.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Generation Engineer II:

  • Minimum of (3) three years of engineering experience in power generation or industrial process plants is required. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Generation Engineer Senior: 

  • Minimum of (4) four years of engineering experience in power generation or industrial process plants is required. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experienced required.


  • Experience handling multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Ability to function independently with minimal direct supervision.
  • Ability to document analytical work.
  • Good knowledge of basic principles of power generation, industrial plant processes and con systems control principles and instrumentation.
  • Understanding of administration, accounting principles, and project management.
  • Understanding of mechanical and electrical systems and electrical schematic diagrams. 
  • Working knowledge of plant control systems, communications, arc flash hazard, CEMS, testing and variable frequency drives. 
  • Strong computer skills.  Experience with MS Office Suite, AutoCAD, CMMS (EAM) or similar, PI, and PeopleSoft.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to read and interpret schematic drawings.

The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in a power generation (plant) job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental description: Understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously moves about the job site and operates machines and equipment, ascends/descends stairs and ladders, maintains coordination, and works at elevated heights.  Employee frequently balances, engages in repetitive motions (kneeling, reaching) and uses a respirator. Employee may occasionally remain sedentary. Employee operates job related equipment and tools. Employee routinely performs this work for an average of 8-12 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Regular, reliable, and timely attendance is expected. 

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include: Light work. The employee is continuously moving about the job site or office space. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of reaching and moving controls exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

Work environment: Routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level and occasionally outdoors in sometimes inclement weather. Worker may be subject to hazards including a variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working in places of height or close quarters Willing to travel up to 25% (e.g., 1 week or 5 days/month) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities. Travel will be necessary to conduct the duties of this job and the employee must have proper licensing to operate a motor vehicle.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package!  Annual discretionary bonuses, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off benefits, including paid holidays and parental leave, company paid life insurance and disability benefits (short and long term), an employee assistance program and well-being benefits, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

Wage: 78200 to 144400
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Generation Engineer II or Senior

Cheyenne, WY, United States